A LOOK INTO MAY

Tuesday, 7 May 2024
Cost of living pressures

Are you and your family experiencing cost of living pressures? I want to hear from you! Let me know so I can continue to tell your stories and represent you Parliament. Email me at luke.howarth.mp@aph.gov.au

A message from Luke

As we enter into May, I am gearing up for a jam-packed month filled with local and community interactions, the Federal Budget, and Parliamentary sitting weeks. With the crisp autumn air lingering, I find myself reflecting on the matters of my constituents, eager to address your concerns and champion your causes within Parliament. May brings with it a sense of renewal and opportunity. Before we enter into the second half of 2024, we are able to pause and reassess our priorities for the remainder of the year. As well as presenting a chance to push forward as we head into the mid quarter of the year. I know people are doing it tough, rent and mortgage increases, electricity, groceries. Since the Albanese Labor Government were elected we have seen sharp increases in the every day cost of living. The Queensland State Government is weak on crime and are not delivering key local infrastructure. I will continue to raise these issues with the State Opposition Leader David Crisafulli and the Federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton. I am dedicated to serving the people of Petrie, acting with your best interest in mind at all times. With diligence, determination and a deep sense of duty, I look forward to the month of May as an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those I am honoured to represent. God bless you all for a bright month ahead.

Pooches of Petrie - May 11
Join Luke and the locals of the Petrie electorate for Pooches of Petrie. There will be stalls, coffee, food and more! Hosted by Luke Howarth down at Woody Point waterfront (Hornibrook Esplanade). A BIG thank you to Big Dog Pet Food for sponsoring this great event.

YOUR LOCAL MP
Aspley Devils Rugby League
It’s official! The new change room facilities are open to the players. These new change rooms are immaculate and are designed for both male, female and wheelchair usage, as well as first aid rooms and a viewing/videoing platform. The club is growing at an extraordinary rate, they have over 600 players this year including 170 girls. I secured funding for this project a few years ago and I am excited that these change rooms are completed and can finally be used by the players! Good luck to all of the teams this year!
Door knocking the Electorate
Door knocking is the way I bring Parliament to your front door in Petrie. Out and about within the electorate, actively listening to what matters most to you.
Redcliffe Special School Expo
The Expo is an annual event to connect the families with a wide variety of disability services they can use to support kids before and after school their NDIS plans. Engaging with the families, businesses and communities who support this wonderful school.
Mango Hill Mobile Office

Joined by Queensland Senator Matt Canavan, it was a wonderful morning at the Mango Hill Coffee Club.

Thank you to everyone who came out to chat with us. I love connecting with Petrie locals.

Follow my Facebook page to stay tuned on my next Mobile Office announcement.

2024 PARLIAMENT​

Parliament has returned for this year, and I have the privilege of representing Petrie and being able to bring forward the issues that matter most to you. If there is something you would like me to raise in Parliament, please email me at Luke.Howarth.mp@aph.gov.au

DID YOU KNOW

myGov
When your child turns 14, you won’t be able to access their My Health Record anymore. They can choose to give you access as a nominated representative.
Read More:
https://my.gov.au/en/services/raising-kids/teenagers/becoming-independent

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
If you’ve reached Age Pension age and you’re not eligible for a Pensioner Concession Card (PCC), you may be able to get a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC). The CSHC can help with the cost of health care and medicines, and give you access to other discounts.
Read More:
https://my.gov.au/en/services/ageing/retirement/after-you-retire/concessions-for-older-australians#commonwealth-seniors-health-card

Anniversary Requests
Do you have someone special in your life celebrating a milestone. You can request messages for 50th, 60th, 65th and 70th and every year after for wedding anniversaries, and 90th and 100th birthdays via my website at:
https://lukehowarth.com.au/request-a-congratulatory-message/

Local Sporting Champions
Financial assistance to successful applicants aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
Read More:
https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions

Local Para Champions
Financial assistance to successful applicants aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships.
Read More:
https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local-para-champions

WHAT'S ON IN APRIL

6 May: Labour Day

11 May: Pooches of Petrie Event 

11 May: Movie in the Park – Barry Bolton Park

12 May: Mother’s Day

17 May: Movie in the Park – The Lakes College

18-19 May: Moreton Bay Multisport Festival – Pelican Park

Have a community event or activity on this year? Let me know!
Email me at: Luke.Howarth.mp@aph.gov.au 

WHAT WE STAND FOR